When Your Publisher Compares You to a Legend

When your publisher compares you to a legend, you blush. You brag about it, if you are an egomaniacal author, but you still blush.

Arkhaven, for those who do not know it, is producing the graphic novel version of one of my works. Their reviews the new teaser for the upcoming Hiyao Miyazaki film.

Here is the quote.

Truthfully as soon as he announced he was hanging up his paint brushes his fans started the timer. They couldn’t believe he could walk away for good.

However it was looking like he was serious…But then he got approached by his own museum to make a short film for it … This short got the creative juices flowing again and he started storyboarding a new movie. … It’s a wholly original work and looks to be Miyazaki’s best since Spirited Away, which I didn’t think was possible.

It feels a little bit like Wright’s Swan Knight.

Anyway, it releases in December and I’m totally in.

My comment: I am also totally in. I have adore Miyazaki’s work ever since I saw Warriors of the Wind (the heavily edited Americanized version of Nausicaa) on HBO back in the 1980s.

Here is the teaser for The Boy and the Heron